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Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train is an unforgettable story of friendship and second chances that highlights a little-known but historically significant movement in America’s past—and it includes a special PS section for book clubs featuring insights, interviews, and more.
Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse...
As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.
Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life—answers that will ultimately free them both.
Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.
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I found this book Orphan Train so interesting that I just wanted to sit and read it all in one go. The story is about 2 characters and swaps so easily between Vivian's story as a young girl and present time for Molly's story. This book was based on fact of the Orphan Train program which ran for around 80 years in the United States. A program that ran in hope of finding homes in rural America for orphans. To me it seemed that is was more about finding children to work farms or look after other children instead of finding loving homes for couples having difficulties conceiving their own children. I found thisca really interesting subject and a really easy read. I thoroughly enjoyed the relationship between Vivian and Molly.by Sharon M on January 23, 2014
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Very well written story. One can feel the pain and the fear these children lived through. I really liked this book.by liette on January 26, 2014
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This was a well written book. Learned a lot about these children and the way they were teated. I would recommend this book if you are interested in history. Loved this book and will read more orphan train books.by Kathy D on January 26, 2014
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Really really really really good. A must read!by on January 23, 2014
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A very good read! Many interesting facts and love the idea of the storyline! Fantastic author :)by mahabba on January 23, 2014
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by on October 23, 2016
- HarperCollins, April 2013
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